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Torbay Film Club presents 'Evacuation'

By DocTorre  |  Posted: October 06, 2012

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Torbay Film Club Presents Evacuation 7:30pm Tuesday 16th of October 2012 at Torquay Museum.

 

In November 1943 three thousand people were given the shattering news that they were to be evacuated from their homes within six weeks. They had to leave before Christmas and take all their possessions and livestock with them. Slapton Sands was to be used as a practice landing beach by American troops and it would not be safe for people to remain in their homes. What the locals didn't know was that the training was for D Day which would herald the end of The Second World War.

With rare footage made available by the Dartmouth Museum, old photographs from the Blackawton and Strete History Group and new interviews filmed in recent months, this gripping story of what it means to leave everything behind, will be remembered. After the showing, the film maker, Ian Philips will be available for a talk in the Museum Café.

Tickets for the night: £4.00

We're looking forward to seeing you there! The tickets will be available to purchase on the night, however, we would advise you to reserve your tickets in advance via our email address: admin@torbayfilmclub.co.uk

or through our website: http://www.torbayfilmclub.co.uk/

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